The Conductor needed to regroup after the Breeders’ Cup madness. An up and down day Saturday didn’t lead us to glory, but the Conductor isn’t phased. He’ll hop back aboard and continue to fire. Life on the rails isn’t for the faint of heart.
Top Picks: 13-11-5-1
This race completely fell apart with the scorching pace set by #1 Selcourt. This led to 25/1 #14 Shamrock Rose getting the job done and the Conductor’s picks falling backwards.
Top Picks: 8-11-5-1-7
If you switched the 8 out with the 9, the Conductor handed out the ice cold superfecta. #11 World Approval ran too good to lose and #9 Stormy Liberal surprised the Conductor at 7/1.
Top Picks: 10-1-6-2
#10 Catalina Cruiser didn’t fire, but #1 City of Light put on a show and #6 Seeking the Soul ran a huge 2nd to give the Conductor and us passengers a nice 22/1 exacta.
Top Picks: 6-1-9-12-2
#6 Sistercharlie got the job done for Chad at 3/1 and #9 A Raving Beauty ran huge for 3rd. The Conductor’s underneath key #14 Eziyra didnt show up for him.
Race 7: Breeders’ Cup Sprint Breakdown
Top Picks: 2-9-8-5
#9 Roy H was dominant in victory and the Conductor was correct to play against the favorite #5 Imperial Hint.
Race 8: Breeders’ Cup Mile Breakdown
Top Picks: 5-8-15-1
This was the hardest race to handicap for the Conductor and it showed in his results. #15 Divisidero gave the Conductor a brief glimmer of hope at 35/1, but other than that his opinions stunk. #7 Expert Eye just got up at 5/1.
Race 9: Breeders’ Cup Distaff Breakdown
Top Picks: 2
This is the race that ruined the Conductor’s day. #2 Abel Tasman didn’t run a step and proved that her poor prep race was not an aberration. #11 Monomoy Girl won in style.
Race 10: Breeders’ Cup Turf Breakdown
Top Picks: 2-5
The most thrilling race of the day and the Conductor’s best opinion. Both fillies ran huge and the Conductor nailed the 13/1 exacta ice cold.
Race 11: Breeders’ Cup Classic Breakdown
Top Picks: 7-6-1-11
#1 Thunder Snow ran nicely for 3rd, but the Baffert runners didn’t show up for the Conductor. The Conductor was against the favorite #14 Accelerate, who was much the best and made him look like a fool.
The Breeders’ Cup held its own this time against the Conductor, but this war isn’t finished. Back to the grindstone, Let’s Ride.